We provide the international higher education sector and media with news and quality editorial for communications in the native English language with a focus on global collaboration, student mobility and how universities are overcoming challenges like Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our aim is to help European higher education institutions produce high quality English language material to raise their profile on the world stage and provide in-depth analysis and reports for the specialist media.

Here are some examples

Journalism and blogging

Our recent reports for University World News have covered the 56% plunge in EU students accepted at British universities following the end of the Brexit transition period and why UK universities need a better way of engaging with Europe to the shift towards open science and data sharing in academic recognition and reward in the Netherlands.

Blogs have examined why the UK’s new international education strategy is still flying over Europe to recruit students from afar to whether the digital event switch is here to stay.

Our founder, Nic Mitchell, also provided advice for coping with self-isolation at the start of the COVID-19 lockdowns, based on his experience working from home while fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy during 2015. In the same year, he won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award for his report for BBC news online on the East-West European brain drain.

For the European higher education PR network, EUPRIO, we’ve blogged about the communication challenges of reopening campuses as the second wave of the coronavirus swept across the continent to why universities need closer collaboration between marketing and international offices to boost their reputation on the world stage. 

Research communications

Working with Times Higher Education special supplements, we’ve interviewed Russian researchers using brain-computer interaction to help epilepsy sufferers in Moscow, American scientists fighting malaria in the South Florida swamps and the pioneering quantum physicist and 2018 Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons on creating a super computer using silicon at the University of New South Wales.

For Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) in Norway (previouslyHiOA), we interviewed scientists working on European Union Horizon 2020 funded research projects, including the multi-country DARE project investigating new approaches to understanding violent extremism among young people.


PR and editorial in English

We’ve supported universities in Scandinavia market their bachelor and postgraduate programmes taught in the English language to international students, by providing consultancy and freelance editorial support for websites and printed publications and produced stories on UK students studying abroad.

Our journalists worked as the English-language sub-editing team with Charles University, Prague, in the Czech Republic on their Forum research magazine for students and researchers.

As well as supplying news reports and managing social media for EUPRIO during the last decade, Nic Mitchell helped to organise annual conferences for the European universities communications association in the UK, France, Lithuania and Norway and provided PR support for EUPRIO’s online events during the COVID crisis. 

So, if you need help with your English-language communications please get in touch.

Email nic@delacourcommunications.com